[Trump’s] losses of temper and lapses of civility are sometimes signs of his large ego, sometimes of business method exercised for the first time from the presidency, but they are also sometimes cunning tactics to exploit the weakness and stupidity of the Democratic leadership and their brain-dead claque in Hollywood and most of the press. [boldface added]
Black has checkered history, to say the least, and the broken clock is right twice a day — he did his time , by the way — and has The Donald and our overall situation nicely in this .
Later: Whoa! Forget the smarmy broken-clock-twice-a-day business. On careful reading, I think the whole column is brilliant. Glad to see the author back in the newspaper business.